A royal institution makes a ‘ring of steel’ around the Queen if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bring a camera crew with them during their platinum jubilee celebrations.
After months of speculation, Harry and Meghan have confirmed that they will be traveling from California with their two children Archie and Lillibet to celebrate the Queen’s 70th anniversary in June.
The couple has not announced if they will work on the trip, but after Harry followed the Netflix crew on a trip to The Hague, some commentators suggested members of the royal family were worried the couple might perform a “stunt”.
Now, speaking to Today Australia, Royal Daily Mirror editor Russell Myers has indicated that any close depiction of the Queen’s Netflix deals for Harry and Meghan is unlikely.
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Despite recent health concerns and the increasing exclusion of public appearances, Russell insisted that the Queen remains the “leader” of the monarchy.
“It is still a sad situation, I despair that the Queen should make this kind of decision at the age of 96, give her life for the country, the Commonwealth and even the world, and her entire family falling apart regardless of those around her,” he suggested.
The royal commentator has argued that the Queen is unlikely to play a strong starring role in any documentary that Harry and Meghan may have filmed during their visit to the UK to celebrate the anniversary.
The Queen has decided that only working royals will appear during the famous jubilee moment on the balcony (Image: Getty Images)
As for her advisors, the Queen is surrounded by an absolute ring of steel. And they would certainly advise Harry and Meghan not to think about it for a moment.”
– But who knows what they will do. They were strongly advised not to speak to Oprah Winfrey, not to speak to Gayle King, and not to speak to an American journalist last week, and yet they still do.”
Reflecting on excluding the Sussexes from the famous balcony moment, Russell said: “I don’t see that we can see this as anything other than a serious insult. This is very embarrassing for the Sussexes.”
There are fears common among the royal family that Harry and Meghan will take the Netflix cameras during Jubilee (Image: Getty Images)
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“They will never miss an opportunity to be in the spotlight and rub the royal family – no matter how opposed they are – because they still need to be seen as royalty.
“Netflix paid them a lot of money and they didn’t see anything in the content. Spotify didn’t watch any content, and we’re still waiting for that podcast from Meghan, and Netflix dumped Meghan on the premiere.
“But they will undoubtedly have a Netflix crew following them in the UK and I’m sure the royals are terrified.”
The Daily Star has contacted representatives from Harry and Meghan for comment.
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